Fish On! With Denver's Mississippi River Guide Service!

Mississippi River & St. Croix River Fishing Guide Denver McKinnon. Over 38 years of experience!

Denver has been fishing the Mississippi River system for over 38 years. With a lot of experience on the river, Denver feels that guiding is the best way to pass on the Mississippi River and St. Croix river knowledge he has gained over the years.

Whether interested in bring home fish for dinner or looking for a trophy, Denver will do his best to provide you with a happy and exciting day. You can choose the target species between Walleyes, Sauger, and Crappie. The techniques you learn with Denver will help you when you are out on your own on the Mississippi River and St. Croix River. Denver guides on the Pool 2 (St. Paul), Pool 3 (Hastings), and Pool 4 (Red Wing) of the Mississipi River. He also guides on the St. Croix from Hudson all the down to Hastings. Book a trip today with Denver's guide Service, and let your Mississippi or St. Croix River fishing adventure begin!

Check out Denver's recent Mississippi River fishing reports. He adds a report almost each time he is out, so check back often to see what the fish are up to! Also, take a look at his Mississippi River trip logs to see stories from his client trips and testimonials!

"Thanks again so much for a great day fishing. My dad and I had a great time. Good luck with the softball in Mankato and drive safe." - Matt (Red Wing trip 09/23/11)

Mississippi River walleye and sauger report

Had a great week on the river catching walleyes, saugers and crappies before the kids and myself headed down to Houston county for some deer hunting. 

On Wednesday Steve and Zachary joined me at around 8 am.  We teft out of Everets resort and it did not take long and the boys were catching walleyes and saugers casting miller rigs.  The biggest trick to this technique is to get the right retrieving speed down, it seem that each time I'm out fishing this technique it changes just a little and if you don't adjust it may change weather you get bitten or not.   Remember the water is cooling off so the walleyes and saugers will be changing their moods.  

After lunch we set our eyes on some crappie fishing and it was a great choice. The tankers decided they wanted to bite today.  Again I changed our technique a little to get them to bite and it was well worth it we boated several crappies the went over 12 1/2 inches.   It was a blast gentlemen and I look forward to our trip next fall.  

Thursday, Charlie, Tom, and Kurt from the quad cities had our annual trip booked with me.  We started out doing the same technique as the day before we boated a few walleyes and saugers this way but the bite was definitely slower on this date with this technique.   We adjusted and pow we were on a faster bite.  After a couple hours we headed to the crappie fishing and again the bigger ones were cooperating.  What a great time again with you three gentlemen.  It seems that after our trips together my rib cage hurts from all the joking and poking you guys do in the boat.  I will see you guys in the spring.   

The river has been rising with the rains of late.  The clarity is still very good. And the water temperature is coming down at a slow rate. Man I love this time of the year. The walleyes have days where they absolutely go on a tear storing fat for the winter.  

Good luck out there guys and gals !!!!!


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